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Amazon Linux AMI: CVE-2022-1679: Security patch for kernel (ALAS-2022-1636)

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Amazon Linux AMI: CVE-2022-1679: Security patch for kernel (ALAS-2022-1636)

Severity
7
CVSS
(AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Published
05/16/2022
Created
10/12/2022
Added
10/11/2022
Modified
10/11/2022

Description

A use-after-free flaw was found in the Linux kernel’s Atheros wireless adapter driver in the way a user forces the ath9k_htc_wait_for_target function to fail with some input messages. This flaw allows a local user to crash or potentially escalate their privileges on the system.

Solution(s)

  • amazon-linux-upgrade-kernel

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